Now that we know Beyond Good and Evil 2 is really happening, it turns out it might be much larger in scope than anyone expected. Director Michel Ancel mentions on his Instagram that he hopes to add planet exploration and space travel to the game.
Ancel shared a photo of some character models from a 2008 prototype of the long awaited sequel, and provided some insight as to why the game has been such a long time coming. He cites technical reasons as one of the issues holding back development, but also discusses being unable to implement some big ideas such as space travel:
“We wanted planet exploration, space travel, cities… All this was also supposed to be in BGE 1… Instead of not doing the game of our dreams, we decided to return to 2D, have fun with Rayman and go back at work for Beyond good and Evil 2. We still have loooooots of work but now the tech is ready and the team is fantastic!”
If these big ideas are successfully implemented into Beyond Good & Evil 2, then the game might end up being more than just a sequel, as it could apparently be the full realization of what the original game was always intended to be.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 currently has no release date.